ERIC Number: ED459518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Leading Learning Communities: NAESP Standards for What Principals Should Know and Be Able To Do. A Guide for Those Who Care about Creating and Supporting Quality in Schools.
National Association of Elementary School Principals, Reston, VA.
Influenced by the academic standards movement, which demands a focus on equity and instruction as never before, school leaders are thinking about how to define "quality" in schools and how to create and manage the environments that support it. A basic theme in this book is that having a first-rate school and first-rate school leadership are inextricably linked. Here, principals outline what their role in school improvement can and should be. They identify six characteristics of leadership, portrayed in the form of Standards for Principals. These standards include the ability to balance management and leadership roles, set high expectations and standards, demand content and instruction that ensure student achievement, create a culture of adult learning, use multiple sources of data as diagnostic tools, and actively engage the community. Each characteristic is discussed in its own chapter. The guide concludes with a list of what principals need to improve student achievement, a discussion of actions taken by the National Association of Elementary School Principals to redefine the role of principals and to create standards for principal performance, and a bibliography organized by chapter. (Contains 92 references.) (RT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Guides, Administrator Role, Administrators, Adult Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Leadership, Leadership Responsibility, Principals, Standards
National Association of Elementary School Principals, 1615 Duke St., Alexandria, VA 22314-3483 (Order #LLC): members, $19.95; nonmembers, $24.95). Tel: 800-386-2377 (Toll Free); Fax: 800-396-2377 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.naesp.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.; Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Reston, VA.